Another in the astonishing series of science and nature films narrated by writer/naturalist John Kieran, The Heart achieves a surreal effect from the combination of aimless narration and precise German visuals. Like the other films in the "John Kieran's Kaleidoscope" series, it was reworked from a Thirties documentary produced in Germany and relicensed as "alien property" after the war. Without meaning to frighten, this film spreads feelings of unease.
With animation and X-ray motion radiography.
Narrated by John Kieran. Producers: Paul F. Moss and Thelma Schnee. The PA-0527 print carries additional credits: Edited by Henry Yablonski. Narrated by Ralph H. Hall. "This Film Has Been Edited and Narrated as a Kent State University (Kent, Ohio) project under the direction of Ralph H. Hall. Ph.D., Audio Visual Coordinator."
June 1, 2017 Subject:
You're in my heart!
Another in the Kaleidiscope series (see Bee City) this seems to be a bit more organized then the above film, but it sort of loses it's charm as Mr. Kieran's heart (excuse the pun) doesnt seem to be in it this time, we see some great pictograms of a fish's, a lizard's and finally a human heart to see how they compare, then we see how the human heart works and what causes disease. Some interesting visuals here, but nothing compared to the EB film of the same name.